​Security is everyone’s responsibility

3rd edition is available now

The Security Management System (SeMS) Manual is the all-encompassing guidance material to assist entities in building effective aviation security measures through a standardized structure. Focuing on essential aspects of security management, the manual covers a range of topics from defining accountabilities to structuring responsibility assignment, from applying risk assessment to establishing comprehensive communication channels to name a few.

Following the 2016 United Nations Security Council Resolution on Aviation Security (UNSCR 2309), IATA's 2017 Annual General Meeting affirmed the airline community's determination to support enhancing the security of civil aviation in its Resolution on Aviation Security. In the view of IATA, the SeMS approach is the one that should be adopted when managing the security given the forecasted growth of passenger traffic in upcoming decades. This 3rd edition of the SeMS Manual is just one measure taken by IATA to provide practical guidance that can be applied and adapted to your organization's needs.

Depending on the way it's implemented, the SeMS Manual:

  • Enhances a company's security culture, regulatory collaboration and resource utilization
  • Provides guidance on implementing efficient, accurate and cost managed controls
  • Allows for optimum flexibility in the way entities develop and implement security, aviation security in particular, by easily integrating it into your business model
  • Supports a proactive, strategic and risk-based approach to protective security focusing on outcomes rather than only on rigid compliance with directed requirements (where States allow this)
  • Establishes standards on, for example, incident reporting and reports' analysis reducing human errors and inconsistencies same time allowing for optimal benchmarking in support of decision-making processes
  • Gives guidelines on building effective aviation security measures
  • Improves overall performance and communication within a company, as well as with business partners and State regulators
  • Assists in the implementation of security-related IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices, including an interactive checklist with a dashboard feature

Our most popular formats of the SeMS are listed below:

In the 3rd edition, there are a number of notable changes. Here are a few of the most significant changes:

  • New section of change management in security
    Ensures further alignment between SMS and SeMS processes in terms of continuous improvement of the system and risk management
  • Updated security incidents and occurrences taxonomy
    Provides guidance to prepare for the implementation of security reporting regimes as per ICAO Annex 17 Standards 5.1.6 and IOSA SEC 1.12.2 and 4.3.3 recommendations
  • Revamped section on security quality control and assurance
    Includes clarification of differences between the quality assurance and quality control
  • Refreshed section on cyber security
    Reflects most recent ICAO Cybersecurity Strategy (40th ICAO Assembly

Our most popular formats of the SeMS are listed below:

Security Management System Manual 3rd edition
*** effective as of 1 October 2019 ***

English Formats

Book & Windows English $660
Windows English $530
Floating License English $2650
Mobile English ​$530


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Our most popular formats of the SeMS are listed below: